Tigers remain undefeated, Sea-Hawks earn weekend sweep in AUS men's basketball action

Tigers remain undefeated, Sea-Hawks earn weekend sweep in AUS men's basketball action

The Memorial Sea-Hawks earned back-to-back wins over the Acadia Axemen this weekend, extending their record to 4-2 on the season to sit in second in the standings.

The Sea-Hawks beat the Axemen, 91-72, in the first game of their weekend series. It was an exceptional team performance with multiple highlight plays – steals, dunks, and alley oops. Cole Long was exceptional for Memorial, posting 34 points in the victory, earning Subway Player of the Game commendations. Jack Tilley led Acadia in the loss with 13 points, adding four assists.

Memorial then topped the Axemen 89-76 Sunday afternoon, with Long leading the Sea-Hawks once again. Long had a game-high 22 points, adding nine rebounds, two assists and one steal. Eli Kraushar led the Axemen in points with 16, adding two rebounds in the loss.

The Dalhousie Tigers remain undefeated on the season, extending their record to 5-0. The Tigers turned in a lopsided 82-53 victory over the UPEI Panthers thanks in large part to a dominant second half. Fifth-year forward Jordan Wilson finished with a game-high 14 points and 10 rebounds for the double-double and was named the Subway Player of the Game. Shamar Burrows led a bench unit that outscored UPEI 30-9 with his 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting, while starters Xavier Ochu and Jordan Brathwaite reached double figures with 11 each. Dakelle Brooks and Jerome were the lone Panthers to finish in double figures with 13 and 12 points, respectively.

Saturday evening, the Tigers dominated the Panthers once again, handing them an 89-44 loss. The Tigers were outstanding on both ends of the floor. They shot the ball at a 55.2 per cent clip, while holding their opponent to just 34 per cent. Keevan Veinot led the Tigers with a game-high 20 points, while Jamesley Jerome led UPEI with 15 points, adding eight rebounds in the loss.

The Saint Mary's Huskies also earned a weekend sweep, defeating the StFX X-Men twice this week. Behind 23 points from Qyemah Gibson the Huskies earned a 95-88 win over the X-Men Wednesday night from the Homburg Centre. Gibson, a 6-foot-5 forward, added nine rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks as the Huskies improve to 2-3 on the year in conference play. Dondre Reddick and Azaro Roker each paced StFX with 17 points apiece, while Roker added a double-double with a massive 21 rebounds in the loss.

In a close, back-and-forth game at the StFX Saputo Centre on Saturday night, the Saint Mary's Huskies edged the StFX X-Men 66-65. Gibson scored 17 points for the Huskies and had eight rebounds, earning him Subway player of the game honours. Nikita Kasongo also scored 17 and added four assists and four steals. Roker was the high scorer for the X-Men, finishing with 18 points and a monster night under the glass with 20 rebounds.

The UNB Reds dominated the Cape Breton Capers in a 97-56 victory Friday evening at the Sullivan Fieldhouse. Markus Masters led the Reds with 20 points in the win, adding three rebounds. Derian Valdes and Chris Spurrell both posted 15 points for the Reds, with Valdes adding four rebounds and Spurrell adding two rebounds, four assists and two steals. The Capers were led in scoring by Harry Liu with 14 points.

The Capers bounced back Saturday afternoon to earn the weekend split with the Reds with a thrilling 86-85 overtime win. Osman Omar led the Capers with 32 points. Forward Cooper Ward had a strong game with 15 points, 9 rebounds and four assists. The Reds also had a 30-point star in Matur Maluach who also had 11 boards. Derian Valdes chipped in 18 points, and seven rebounds in the loss.




Wednesday, Nov. 13
StFX 88 at Saint Mary's 95

Friday, Nov. 15
UNB 97 at Cape Breton 56
Dalhousie 82 at UPEI 53

Saturday, Nov. 9
UNB 85 at Cape Breton 86 (OT) 
Acadia 72 at Memorial 91
Dalhousie 89 at UPEI 44
Saint Mary's 66 at StFX 65

Sunday, Nov. 17
Acadia 76 at Memorial 89

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